By LAJA THOMAS
LAGOS—A House of Representatives member representing Ife Federal Constituency, Mr. Rotimi Makinde, has described the merger process being embarked upon by four opposition parties to oust the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as the only option that could reposition Nigeria.
While speaking to newsmen in Lagos, Makinde said the merger was a golden chance for the Nigerian people to be off the hooks of the ruling PDP, which according to him has continued to drag the nation backward.
While urging the various leaders and parties in the alliance to jettison their individual differences or ambition, Makinde noted that the merger would lay a very good foundation for the country.
He said: “I can honestly predict victory for the newly formed All Progressive Congress, APC, because Nigerians are tired of the PDP already.
”Nigerians can now breathe a fresh air of relief from the tyranny, mis-rule, and incompetence of the PDP which is constantly putting the country in reverse gear.”
Makinde, who is a member of Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, said further that the pedigree of the parties involved would be a point of reference for the success of the merger come 2015.
”I believe some members of the PDP who are ordinary tired of the antics of the party since 1999 will soon join the progressive boat of APC to liberate the country from the jaw of the PDP,” he said.